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Spring HAS sprung -- at least here

Post  JimLewis on Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:14 pm

The calendar doesn't believe it, but my plants do. Spring has sprung in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.

My boxwood has gone overnight from that rusty orange-brown leaf to a healthy green leaf. All my junipers have gone from purple brown to their normal dusty green. My Thuja have gone from that rusty brown back to green. False cypress also are looking springy all of a sudden. All of my quince have leaves and will have flowers in a day or to. My pear! is sprouting. Buds on the Wisteria are bulging, but no flowers I think this spring, since I repotted both last summer.

They'll be wondering tonight when temps go to 34 F, but they go back up for the next 10 days or so.

I have a batch of violets in full bloom under my bonsai tables.

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Post  Paul Landis on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:17 am

Stop gloating!!!! LOL Supposed to be 9F here tonight in Eastern PA.

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Post  NemusStipes on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:48 am

It's supposed to be 16F here and snowed today, but the daffodils are starting to poke their finger tips out of the ground and the lavender plants are partially garbed in their cloak of spring. So spring is slowly encroaching here in eastern New Jersey. (:

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:56 am

You don't want to hear about the weather on the Space Coast.

The only downer, mosquitoes.

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Spring has Sprung - not here!

Post  bonsaisr on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:17 am

They are predicting 1 F (-17 C) tonight. My Boston terrier is having difficulty navigating all that snow with her bad back. Had to give her Prevacox (doggie Celebrex).
My fantail willow branches produced a few flowers, but they look pathetic.
Anxiously waiting for some orchids to bloom.
What are snowdrops, a kind of icicle?
Iris

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:15 am

Everything is pushing buds here now too. Gotta get on with repotting now!

Snowdrops are the harbinger of spring here Iris. They are a delightful white and green flowering, small bulb. "Photo by Michael Maggs, Wikimedia Commons"

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:35 pm

Great pic, Kev.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:52 pm

Sadly not mine Jim, it's a wikimedia commons one so not protected by copyright. I put the owner's name under it.

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Post  EdMerc on Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:57 pm

Yes, the same here in Central Florida Jim. All my trident maples are in leaf already. My crape myrtles all have leaves as well. The junipers have loads of new growth. The only trees that are holding out right now are my bald cypress.

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